Bali Post article. 3 May, 2011
Paddy's Day in Bahasa Indonesian Bali
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May 3, 2011 | BP
Through Art Activities
Rotary Invite Children Respect Tradition and Cultural Value
A total of 210 students at SDN 1 and 3 Sobangan, Mengwi, Badung and SDN 1, 2 and SDN Pangelatan 6 Bannerman, Buleleng visit to the Museum Subak Sanggulan, Tabanan, Saturday (30 / 4) then. Their arrival is part of the collaborative art of drawing was initiated by the Australian senior lecturer Dr. Margaret Brooks and Ms. Christine McMillan, an artist, assisted by local artist I Gede Made Surya Darma.
This activity is to take the children directly involved in the art of drawing in order to preserve the subak system. Subak has existed since hundreds of years ago in safeguarding the stability of the water needs in the community as well as the continuity of the farm system. Such as culture, history, religion and mythology of the people in Bali, rice can not be separated in everyday life and art is a medium that's most convenient and powerful way to bring together ideas, train and convey the meaning contained in every ritual that accompanied the growth of rice.
Son children are very fond of drawing and creating something. When the kids are united in an artistic activity that has a value such as subak traditions and processes, they will better appreciate the valuable tradition. At each elementary school, the children had made ​​210 in the form of handicrafts from coconut shell bowl where one bowl represents one day in the Balinese calendar. Bowls made ​​will be displayed artistically representing the Balinese calendar and menyimbulkan generational differences that occur in the making. Coconut shell is an integral part in the tradition of subak, among which is used to determine the time of the meeting members of the subak, measuring the amount of rice, as well as a place to store food or beverages. In addition, the coconut shell is easy to obtain raw materials and environmentally friendly.
On that day, the children bring their bowls works to the museum and tour around the exhibition space the museum to learn more about subak guided museum officials. After that the children were asked to draw a few objects in the museum subak. Looking ahead bowls as well as images of children created will be displayed in an exhibition installation. The first exhibition will be held at the museum subak. The next year will be displayed in an art museum in Australia. At that time, the artists will provide an assessment of the artistic viewpoint of the work of the children.
berjalansukses activity thanks to the support and facilitation of the Rotary Club of Bali Denpasar, chaired Putu Gede Wiwien Gunawasika. Children who are involved in the program assisted Rotary Bali Kids Sponsorship is an international cultural exchange program to foster kesalingpahaman foster parents among nations through cross-country program aimed at elementary school children in Bali.
The activity of the organization assisted 50 volunteer development adolescents aged 14 to 18 year established by the Rotary Bali Denpasar. Among Interact Club of Denta-Sobangan and the Interact Club of Singaraja and teachers. (R)

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Paddy Bali Day (In Bahasa)
On Saturday 30th April, 210 children from primary school SDN 1, Sobangan, Mengwi, Badung, SDN 1, 2 Pangelatan, SDN 6 Pangi, and Buleleng Schools Will come to the Mandila Mathika Subak Museum in Tabanan. They are taking part in a collaborative visual art project with two Australian artists and educators, Dr. Margaret Brooks and Ms Christine McMillan and a Balinese artist, I Gede Made Surya Darma. The project engages the children in visual arts activities to honor the aim That Subak That system has sustained the growing of rice in Bali over the Centuries. Subaks acre irrigation co-operatives That Work to balance the needs of the community and a sustainable agricultural system. Rice is inseparable from everyday life, the culture, the history, religion and mythology of Bali. The arts are an easily accessible and powerful vehicle for Engaging with the ideas, processes, practices and rituals surround That rice growing.
Young children enjoy drawing and making Things. When Children Become engaged in an art project That has traditional values ​​and processes like the Subak as its focus, They are more Likely to appreciate and value Such traditions.
The children have created 210 hand made ​​coconut bowls, one bowl for each day of the Balinese calendar. The bowls Will be artistically displayed to Represent the Balinese calendar and symbolize the intergenerational exchanges took place That During Their making. The coconut is integral to the traditions of Subak. It has been used to measure time for meetings Subak, to measure quantities of rice and to eat and drink out of. It is also a sustainable and biodegradable materials. On Thursday the children will from present Their bowls to the museum. They will from then Participate in a guided tour of the Subak Museum, and complete a set of observational drawings of Important artefacts of the Subak.
Later in the year the bowls, along with the children's drawings Will not be displayed as an art installation, first in the Mandila Mathika Subak Museum as part of a Subak Art Festival and the following year in Art Museums in Australia. At these times, the artists also INVOLVED Will Present Their artistic responses to the children's work and the Subak.
This project is wonderfully supported and facilitated by the Rotary Denpasar under the direction of Putu Gede Wiwien Gunawasik. The children INVOLVED are part of the Bali Kids Sponsorship project ( www.balischoolkids.org ). The children's art activities are being facilitated by over 50 volunteers from the Rotary youth partners in Services, the Interact Club of Denta-Sobangan and SIAC-Singaraja, along with the teachers and principals of the schools.

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Children drawing at the Subak Museum

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Children on a tour at the Subak Museum

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210 children visit the Subak Museum
























































































On Saturday 30th April, 210 children from primary school SDN 1, Sobangan, Mengwi, Badung, SDN 1, 2 Pangelatan, SDN 6 Pangi, and Buleleng Schools Will come to the Mandila Mathika Subak Museum in Tabanan. They are taking part in a collaborative visual art project with two Australian artists and educators, Dr. Margaret Brooks and Ms Christine McMillan and a Balinese artist, I Gede Made Surya Darma. The project engages the children in visual arts activities to honor the aim That Subak That system has sustained the growing of rice in Bali over the Centuries. Subaks acre irrigation co-operatives That Work to balance the needs of the community and a sustainable agricultural system. Rice is inseparable from everyday life, the culture, the history, religion and mythology of Bali. The arts are an easily accessible and powerful vehicle for Engaging with the ideas, processes, practices and rituals surround That rice growing.
Young children enjoy drawing and making Things. When Children Become engaged in an art project That has traditional values ​​and processes like the Subak as its focus, They are more Likely to appreciate and value Such traditions.
The children have created 210 hand made ​​coconut bowls, one bowl for each day of the Balinese calendar. The bowls Will be artistically displayed to Represent the Balinese calendar and symbolize the intergenerational exchanges took place That During Their making. The coconut is integral to the traditions of Subak. It has been used to measure time for meetings Subak, to measure quantities of rice and to eat and drink out of. It is also a sustainable and biodegradable materials. On Thursday the children will from present Their bowls to the museum. They will from then Participate in a guided tour of the Subak Museum, and complete a set of observational drawings of Important artefacts of the Subak.
Later in the year the bowls, along with the children's drawings Will not be displayed as an art installation, first in the Mandila Mathika Subak Museum as part of a Subak Art Festival and the following year in Art Museums in Australia. At these times, the artists also INVOLVED Will Present Their artistic responses to the children's work and the Subak.
This project is wonderfully supported and facilitated by the Rotary Denpasar under the direction of Putu Gede Wiwien Gunawasik. The children INVOLVED are part of the Bali Kids Sponsorship project ( www.balischoolkids.org ). The children's art activities are being facilitated by over 50 volunteers from the Rotary youth partners in Services, the Interact Club of Denta-Sobangan and SIAC-Singaraja, along with the teachers and principals of the schools.